Most people want a better world, but, most people are not willing to get out from behind their keyboards to do something about it. We click, we like, we share, but that’s not volunteering, doing, and teaching.
If you want to the world to change, you have to stop hiding behind your keyboard.
Mostly we want a better world, but, we don’t want to be inconvenienced to actually do something about it. Mostly we waste our powers and give into complaining instead of doing something.
We click, we share, we like … and we hide.
If you want the world to be better you must leave your comfort zone.
It sounds awfully simple, yet most folks don’t trust the idea. You see, I think it is because people do not believe that their one tiny action can change the world, so they see the effort as a waste of time.
Most people have no idea the amount of power and influence they wield, otherwise they would wield it more carefully, and they would recognize that with every small action, they’re changing the world as it passes them by.
Today, you have a gift of 24 hours or 1,440 minutes. Allowing 10 hours for working and commuting, and another 8 for sleeping, you’re left with 6 hours or 360 minutes. What if you invested 10% or 36 of those minutes lifting someone up, caring for a neighbor, collecting trash in your neighborhood, or just lying in the grass with your children. For 36 minutes, get out from behind the keyboard, complain about nothing, enjoy the gift, and the giving.
Then repeat this every day. For one week at first, then two. After 4 weeks you will have gifted yourself and your community 1,000 minutes.
1,000 extra minutes of time changes your world.
12,000 extra minutes changes it even more … just 36 minutes at a time.
You can change the world, you just have to remember that your world is within reach around you. And it grows or shrinks with every step you take and with every decision you make. Your small actions are going to make a difference either way … why not make a difference for good?
I can almost already hear the naysayers now …
- Oh I can’t do that.
- I don’t have time for that.
- I don’t have the money for that.
You haven’t even tried, yet, how do you know that you can’t?
Donating 10% of your spare time will take practice. You can’t say, I tried it yesterday and quit. If deep in your soul, you want the world to be a better place for you and for your children, you must do something about it every day.
A remarkable thing can begin to happen, too, your consistent, persistent effort will impact others. Your spouse, your children, your co-workers. Heck you could start a movement in your own little corner of the world, in just 36 minutes a day.
The question is, will you put away that keyboard and do it, or hide behind the keyboard and complain?